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MARCO RUBIO

Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Rubio scores comeback debate performance in South Carolina

      Blogs

      The kid came back.

      Forty-four-year-old Marco Rubio, the youngest presidential candidate, invigorated his campaign Saturday night with a strong debate performance. He won lines, seized opportunities. Rubio was his usual debate self, not that panicked robot in New Hampshire.

      GOP debate in Greenville, S.C.
    2. Clinton bails on South Florida event to focus on Nevada, and Sanders

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      Hillary Clinton's campaign said Friday night that she will not appear at a grassroots rally Monday in Palm Beach County.

      Bill Clinton will be her stand-in.

    3. New Jeb Bush ad says Marco Rubio runs away from Trump 'in fear'

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      Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are afraid of Donald Trump, says a new super PAC ad for Jeb Bush.

    4. Rubio ad blasts Cruz on national defense

      Blogs

      Part of Marco Rubio's challenge is he's facing fights on several fronts. Jeb Bush is trying to box him out of the establishment lane as Ted Cruz is in the conservative. Donald Trump looms, always.

    5. New Bush ad attacks Donald Trump on eminent domain

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      Jeb Bush's super PAC has this ad attacking Donald Trump.

    6. When Marco Rubio warned against targeting immigrants as terrorists

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      After telling audiences that he’s lived the immigration issue, Marco Rubio outlines a tough-on-security approach that raises the possibility of ISIS invading our homes and strikes this promise: “If we aren’t 100 percent sure who you are and why you’re coming to America, you’re not getting …

    7. PolitiFact Florida: Marco Rubio says rich foreigners give birth in Miami and don't pay hospital bill

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      Marco Rubio brought up a new wrinkle in the country’s immigration debate that hits especially hard, he argues, in Miami.

    8. Latino celebrities say Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush belong to the 'party of Trump'

      National

      Two dozen Latino celebrities came together Thursday to implore voters to reject Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and other top Republican presidential candidates who they say have turned their backs on the Latino community and "embraced the party of Trump."

      Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives thumbs up to supporters during a primary night rally Tuesday in Manchester, N.H. [David Goldman | Associated Press]
    9. Ted Cruz ad suggests Rubio played tea party

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      UPDATE: The Cruz campaign took down the ad after it was reported a woman actor had done soft porn.

    10. Marco Rubio cracks a tooth — and Chris Christie isn't to blame

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      Marco Rubio cracked a tooth, and Chris Christie isn't to blame.

      Rather, a Twix.

      Sen. Marco Rubio speaks a campaign town hall meeting Thursday in South Carolina.